Milton Konvitz American Ideals Lectures

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The biblical root of the concept of human dignity is explained. The Bible presumes a moral order in the universe and moral judgment. If, the Bible suggests, we obey God’s commandments, then we shall live; if we serve other god’s, we shall perish. The Bible, explains, Dr. Konvitz, instructs us that the moral order is as important as the laws of nature and implies the existence of a higher law—a code of basic human rights and obligations. Expounding upon the Book of Job, Konvitz tells us that the lesson of Job is that a moral man lives in a world in which the moral order works despite human suffering. God’s motives cannot be completely understood by man.

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